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The Truth of Need

The Lord awakened me in the middle of the night, by speaking this message to me. It is a strong message, not often given, and it takes courage on my part; but I am just the messenger. It would take far more courage to displease the Lord and not relate what He has spoken to me. In pondering the fact that he woke me up for this, I realized that the act of that, in itself, is prophetic. He is essentially saying–Wake up Church!

The Truth of Need

There is a vast majority of people who simply don’t know who I AM–

It is wrong to assume that they do.

Many think that the majority do, and that they just don’t care, but this is not so.

Some haven’t been taught. Some might have been taught, but have forgotten–they were so young. A few have rejected Me, when they heard, but just a few out of the vast majority that simply have not heard the full gospel message.

This is a travesty to consider, when you think of the number who know Me and yet they do not speak of it–share what they know with another; let alone many others–when there are many, many, others in need of a seed.

Just one seed could save a life!

Just one seed, could grow into a tree to save many.

Many such ‘trees’ could save a nation . . .

Thus is the ripple-effect if one were to share about Me.

And yet, you say you have no need. Yet you are pitiful–wretched, naked and blind; for you don’t ‘see’ the NEED!

Turn it around–Plant a seed!

Please?

“He said therefore, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.'” Luke 13:18-19

“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot, Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent.'” Revelation 3:15-19

“And some one said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, ‘Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the householder has risen and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door saying, ‘Lord, open to us.’ He will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!’ There you will weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13:23-28

“And he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vine-dresser, ‘Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure. And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'” Luke 13:6-9

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'” Revelation 3:20-22

Smash the Box

The degree in which you sow, determines the degree to which you will harvest. You will never reap the exact amount you sow–your seed will always grow . . .

Substantially

Abundantly

But it will not always grow to ‘your’ time- frame.

Your expectation comes from the plans ‘you’ have for your harvest, but your thinking is small. I want you to have it all and more . . .

I want you to sow not thinking of the harvest you have on your heart, but of the harvest I have in My plan for your future–the future you cannot see.

In others words–look to Me to plant the seed–look to Me for how much you need.

I AM asking you to break away from limitation and ‘see’ with abundance. Multiply your plant. Not add to–multiply!

I have a need for you to plant much seed, for the harvest is far beyond you. Be listening carefully for My directives, for I AM invested heavily in your harvest–the harvest of you!

You have so much more in store than you have even dreamed of, for I AM more. And I planted Myself–sowed My Life for you.

Think of that harvest!

So much more in store . . .

Sow much more!

“He who observes the wind will not sow; and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” Ecclesiastes 11:4-6

“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.” He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God; for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God. Under the test of this service, you will glorify God by your obedience in acknowledging the gospel of Christ, and by the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others; while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! ” II Corinthians 9:6-15

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The Planted Seed

Nestled in the heart of man is the seed that lies dormant, until it is addressed. Often, for years, it may go unnoticed–no evidence that it is there, but it is . . .

I put it there.

It is the seed of Love.

The spirit of man carries My Nature, planted in their heart–My Nature is Love.

Man ‘grows’ to hate, he isn’t born hateful.

It is a baby’s first instinct to nurse–be nurtured and then to smile. The nurturing, cuddling, holding, begins the growth of that seed of Love inside. It takes very little effort to begin the growth of Love, My Nature, inside the heart of man.

But even so, very little effort will quench!

Trust is broken, fear envelops. But ‘still’ the seed remains–Love. It is the core of man, his True Nature of God, dwelling inside. But experience ‘tells it,’ whether to develop or remain a seed.

Be that ‘experience’ to the next one you meet.

I AM not asking that you awaken them to sin. I AM asking that you touch the heart within.

An untouched heart lies dormant–cold. Years of self-protecting, may make them difficult to reach. But you have the ability to cover the breach. (I Peter 4:8)

You who’ve developed My Love inside–show them that Love–you be their guide!

Love or hate?

Reach them before it’s too late!

Nurture the seed, spoil the weeds–teach them to ABIDE.

“Beloved let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live though him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.” I John 4:7-13

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.” I John 4:15-17

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because he first loved us.” I John 4:18

“And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also.” I John 4:21

“The Lord looks down from heaven, he sees all the sons of men; from where he sits enthroned he looks forth on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds.” Psalms 33:13-15

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Sow Much Purpose!

You are to begin sowing–sowing into your future. Everything you do is a seed, planted for a purpose.

Think of each action as individual–unique in itself. Therefore, think carefully about what you do. Ask yourself, ‘What purpose will this fulfill?’ ‘What end result might I glean?’ ‘Will it bring life or death?’ ‘Prosperity or heartache?’

My expectation for you is BLESSING, to be BLESSED and to be a BLESSING to others.

I want you to expect this of yourself as well. I will help you to plant–guide you in direction, but you must make the decisions in your life.

“Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose. He himself shall abide in prosperity, and his children shall possess the land. The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.” Psalms 25:12-15

BLESSING or cursing–you choose.

Choose LIFE!

Choose to plant seed that will set you and others free!

Choose to be anchored in Me. But don’t stay in the boat, cast out to sea and you will ‘see’ that your ‘Anchor’ goes with thee–I AM HE.

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice, and cleaving to him; for that means life to you and length of days, that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them” Deuteronomy 30:19-20

“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; thou hast loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may praise thee and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to thee for ever.” Psalms 30:11-12

 

Sow Much More

You have been given a measure of faith, but it is expected that you increase it. That tiny mustard seed will move mountains–but remember it is a seed. And seeds must be planted to produce. Therefore, in order for your faith to produce results you must put it into something to believe. Seeds grow when they are planted in the ground.

Your faith must be grounded in the word

It is your rich soil that will cause your faith to produce for the Word always produces what it says. But remember, you’ve been given a measure, so you begin with that. Find something in My Word you would like to believe in for your life. My Word consists of promises, and many situations that account of those promises being fulfilled. Find your promise, but don’t just plant your faith there and leave–read the accounts of those who’ve received. Feed on that–

My Word–it is nourishment for your faith

  • Planted for your need
  • Planted to believe
  • Planted to receive

Now speak of your harvest

A farmer doesn’t plant for a crop and walk away; he tends to it and talks about it with expectancy. A seasoned farmer knows the yield he will receive from the seed planted. He plans with his wife what he will do with the crop when it comes in. They speak of it as if it is so, and–

In due season it is–Harvest!

Your promise received–your harvest has yielded an answer to your prayer, but a harvest of righteousness, as well. For when faith produces it changes you. You celebrate and tell all you see of your answer and how wonderful your God is; and that is Truth, for–

I AM

I AM a God of wonders. I produce Miracles–I produced you!

I AM a God of faith. I AM the author and finisher of your faith. We’re not finished yet–Plant some more.

Plant out of your harvest

From your increase of righteousness, plant to give–more!

Always, there is more. Plant to receive, to give –if only you’d believe, to truly live, for always there is–

Sow Much More!

“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:23-26

“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:5-6

“–For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move hence to yonder place,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20-21

“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” II Corinthians 9:10

“Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain salvation upon you.” Hosea 10:12

“Does he who plows for sowing plow continually? Does he continually open and harrow his ground? When he has leveled its surface, does he not scatter dill, sow cummin, and put in wheat in rows and barley in its proper place, and spelt as the border? For he is instructed aright; his God teaches him.” Isaiah 28:24-26

“The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them. And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” Mark 4:14-20

“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.” II Corinthians 9:6-8

“Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.” James 1:17-18

“And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:18

 

 

Tiny Sprouts

Do you see sprouts in your garden? Tiny green shoots of new growth…

It is delightful to see new growth…

But

Do you recognize the plant?

Sometimes new growth is not good growth. It just may be, that what you see, is the tiny new beginnings of sin sprouting forth. It looks good to begin with, fascinating somehow–draws your attention in delight, but what you don’t see is that somethings just not right.

Sin that seems all innocent, at first, and really not worth bothering about–you will soon find grows quite quickly, like a giant weed that is stout. Root it out right quickly, while it is still young and cute. For if you allow it to continue, it will grow into a beaut! And, reaching maturity, will cast seed in your life for dozens more just like it.

Seed-time and harvest is a multiplication system that is faithful every time. You won’t just be adding sin to your life–you will be multiplying sorrows, sadness and strife.

Find sin quickly, while it is still young–root it out! For, surely–

your job, has begun!

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.” James 1:13-15

“–Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.” Matthew 15:13

“Whoever knows what is right to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James 4:17

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:5-9

 

Only Believe

I have a time and a season for every good thing.

The seed is planted. It lies seemingly dormant, but it is at work in your heart as you ponder the idea of it. When you grasp the idea it begins to put down roots, tiny hair-like fibers at first. They are so tentative and delicate that if you put your “self” into it you would break them off. Pull it up and look at it too closely, and it will die. Don’t jump too quickly in the flesh and try to make it happen. Allow it to work on the inside of you and, in time, as it grows and puts down stronger roots the image and plan will grow in your heart. It will become clearer and, along with the image, an urging to move forth. You will feel a prompting to act. Go with what you know.

I will call you to step forth in one direction. Only one. I will not scatter you to and fro but, one path, one step–a clear direction. Do not follow after strange gods, but follow your God and you will see My will become your will.

You are learning obedience and discipline right now, and you are doing well. You please the Father greatly. You often ponder how you appear to others. Do not worry or even think about this. Keep your eyes fixed on your Father in Heaven and His will for you and it will manifest when His plans and purpose for your life manifest. You won’t care one bit what anyone thinks of you, for you will be gloriously happy and joyful that you have obeyed your God.

You cannot imagine the joy and delight set before you. You have been chosen for greatness far beyond your comprehension of what you know. No man has accomplished what will manifest in your life. Abraham couldn’t comprehend either and yet I chose him for greatness and it came to pass. It began when he believed and it was accounted to him as righteousness.

Only believe!

“–for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice; so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.” Genesis  18:19

“No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised. That is why his faith was reckoned to him as righteousness.” But the words, “it was reckoned to him,” were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in Him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.”  Romans  4:20-5:2

“Take heed lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them…” Deuteronomy  11:16a